Michoacan, Mexico Food Guide: 10 Latin food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Morelia

October 3, 2019 Malia Yoakum

Best Latin restaurants nearby. Discover the best Latin food in Morelia. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for Latin restaurants near you.. Morelia (Spanish pronunciation: [moˈɾelja]; from 1545 to 1828 known as Valladolid) is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. The city is in the Guayangareo Valley and is the capital and largest city of the state. The main pre-Hispanic cultures here were the Purépecha and the Matlatzinca, but no major cities were founded in the valley during this time. The Spanish took control of the area in the 1520s. The Spanish under Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza founded a settlement here in 1541 with the name of Valladolid, which became rival to the nearby city of Pátzcuaro for dominance in Michoacán. In 1580, this rivalry ended in Valladolid’s favor and it became the capital of the colonial province. After the Mexican War of Independence, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of José María Morelos, who hailed from the city. In 1991, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved colonial buildings and layout of the historic center.
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10. Cafe Michelena

Allende 199, Morelia Mexico Brew Pub, Latin, Cafe, Deli, Contemporary Breakfast Seating, Table Service, Takeout
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4 based on 74 reviews

Cafe Michelena

Reviewed By NoRoadsLeadToRome

Located on a perfect corner across from the cathedral this gorgeous café/restaurantHas both comfortable indoor and outdoor seating under and extensive, shady arcade.In addition to an elegant French-style café, the space also doubles as a bookstore which always lens to an intelligent ambience.Of special interest to history buffs, is the story of the cafés namesake, José Mariano Michelena. In addition to being a soldier during the Spanish colonial period, he was also one of the early conspirators in the Mexican Revolution and served in the government thereafter. A fascinating footnote is the fact that he is the person who introduced coffee to Mexico after learning about it, and savoring its delights, in Yemen.

9. Carnitas Don Raul

Calle Carpinteros de Paracho No. 1007, Morelia 58230 Mexico Mexican, Latin, Spanish Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +52 443 324 5443 http://www.facebook.com/carnitasdonraul/
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4 based on 70 reviews

Carnitas Don Raul

Authentic Michoacan carnitas cooked with fresh ingredients. Our secret recipe is what make us the most visited carnitas restaurant in the city, if you don´t believe us just come and "taste" it by your self.

Reviewed By Chapingros

The location in Naranjo is a small "hole in the wall" site but had great meat plates with nice portion size and reasonable prices. Not a fancy Resturant but sure beats fast food.

8. Arrabal Gourmet

Avenida Acueducto 287 Colonia Centro, Morelia 58000 Mexico Argentinean, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +52 443 312 0879 http://www.facebook.com/ArrabalGourmet
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4 based on 44 reviews

Arrabal Gourmet

The " ARRABAL GOURMET " offers in its main feature , ARGENTINA dishes of cuisine , combining the varied taste of the wide culinary culture of this country , and combined with many touches of creative cuisine ( cuisine and fusion cuisine ) . A varied , bal

Reviewed By UncleBilly232

My wife and I ate here mid-day. Twice. They don't seem to open until around 2, 2:30, but they're worth the wait. Service is efficient and friendly (this is a family run restaurant, our favorite kind, and shows pride of ownership!). The steak was delicious, prepared just the way we asked and very tender. Price is quite reasonable for what you get. Highly recommended.Sus comentarios nos hacen ver que seguimos en el camino correcto de lo que queremos ofrecerles a nuestros distinguidos clientes, muchas gracias.

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7. La Plazuela del Bosque

Calle Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz 126, Morelia 58000 Mexico Cuban, Caribbean, Latin Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch Seating, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Table Service +52 443 312 5049
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4 based on 73 reviews

La Plazuela del Bosque

Reviewed By V6A4B3

Noticed the restaurant during an afternoon walk. Noted it was busy and the interior looked welcoming. So checked on TA reviews and decided to have our evening meal here. Our handsome waiter Luis spoke no English and our limited Spanish did not help so what the hell, we ordered the $180 Peso Feast as reviewers give it a good rating. We were not disappointed. All the dishes were great on flavour. As noted by others we were expecting to choose items off the menu but no, once given the word Luis was off to the kitchen with no further discussion. 3 orders were placed and any dish we ran out of Luis offered more. We did take him up on an extra Platino. We were full and did not clean up everything. Dining here was a pleasant surprise. Good enough to return, far enough away from Centro to attract more locals we thougth (opinion only, no facts to support). Small wine list, reasonable pricing and the included mojito was a nice start to the meal. One thing of note, once the order was placed, it arrived shortly after and all dishes came at the same time so mealtime was quick. Washrooms not tested, credit cards accepted.

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6. Los Mirasoles

Avenida Francisco i. Madero Poniente 549 Col Centro, Morelia 58000 Mexico Latin Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Full Bar [email protected] +52 443 317 5777 http://www.losmirasoles.com
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4 based on 173 reviews

Los Mirasoles

In a house from the 17th century you will find our grand mother recipes that can taste with a very fine wine from our wine cellar that has wines from the region and all over the world. We are a five star diamond award member and a wine spectator wine list

Reviewed By jaybeeFL

Dined here while staying several days in Morelia. Enjoyed the local cuisine but was amazed at the beauty of this restaurant. Housed on the main floor of a colonial structure, the owners have done wonders in capturing the potential of the place. Flowering plants, draping ivories, gurgling fountain all in a colonial setting sets the mood for an enjoyable experience. Service and food were quite good as well.

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5. Cenaduria La Lupita

Periferico Paseo de La Republica # 3100 Col. Jardines del Rincon, Morelia 58170 Mexico Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +52 443 314 2848 https://www.facebook.com/cenadurialupita2
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4 based on 291 reviews

Cenaduria La Lupita

Reviewed By fulmen

It is a typical mexican food restaurant, buffet type. Many options for lunch and dinner. Some days the parking lot is full (they not have so many spaces). The food is tasty. Ypu may have enchiladas, café de olla, corundas, uchepos, etcPrice is moderate.

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4. Las Trojes

Juan Sebastian Bach No. 51, Morelia 58020 Mexico Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service +(443) 314-7344 http://www.facebook.com/restaurantelastrojes/
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4 based on 236 reviews

Las Trojes

Reviewed By Patricia C

Truly it is worth visiting this restaurant which has a variety of menu choices, the atmosphere is great, cozy and traditional.

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3. Lu

Calle Hidalgo 229 Frente a Plaza de Armas, Morelia 58000 Mexico Mexican, Latin, Soups Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +52 443 313 1328 http://www.lucocinamichoacana.mx
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4 based on 1051 reviews

Lu

Reviewed By Craig T

Had breakfast here twice and dinner once. Excellent find dining experience. The chilaquiles with chorizo were by far the best I've ever had. OMG! For dinner I had some amazing ribs that were to die for. A nice little wine list and some good mezcals. The service is excellent and the location is great, right under the portal (although you will be hassled by people selling marijuana cream, toys, maps, shirts, etc.).

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2. Tata Mezcaleria + Author's Cuisine

Calle Bartolome de Las Casas # 511 Col. Centro C.P., Morelia 58000 Mexico Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +52 443 312 9514 http://tatamezcaleria.com/
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4 based on 539 reviews

Tata Mezcaleria + Author's Cuisine

Reviewed By NoRoadsLeadToRome

Tata is a delightful restaurant where you can enjoy an artfully prepared, locally sourced lunch or dinner with an extensive offering of mezcals, beers and Mexican wines. We had a lovely ceviche and a plate of Enchiladas Morelianas with a refreshing glass of complementary Água Fresca made from rice water, cloves and blackberries. A wonderful cup of carrot/beet soup also came free with the meal. We dined on their charming tree covered patio and will happily return for another thoughtfully prepared, delicious meal.

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1. San Miguelito

Camelinas Avenue in Front of Convention Center Just on the Side of La Paloma, Morelia 58290 Mexico Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Private [email protected] +52 443 324 2300 http://www.sanmiguelito.com.mx/
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4 based on 899 reviews

San Miguelito

San Miguelito Restaurant is a place where the past and the present meet, where you learn with your eyes to read silently what words can not say ....

Reviewed By deborden

I love Mexican food but this restaurant serves outstanding Mexican food. Service was attentive and we'll skilled. They will also explain why all san Antonio's are upside down.We went here two nights in a row. While I never order salad at Mexican restaurants, I did order lechuga Azteca (4th one down). Best salad ever....Mexican or not. Do not miss this restaurant. I give it 5 stars!!

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